Patent Number: 7,709,772

Title: Aircraft, missile, projectile or underwater vehicle with improved control system

Abstract: The present invention relates to an aircraft, missile, projectile, or underwater vehicle with an improved control system and an improved control system for maneuvering an aircraft, missile, projectile, or underwater vehicle. More particularly, the present invention relates to an aircraft, missile, underwater vehicle or projectile with removable control surfaces. The technical advantage of the removable control surface system (or "removable control surface") over other systems is that the removable control surface system enables the aircraft, missile, underwater vehicle or projectile to have two or more design configurations, each configuration being tailored to the aircraft, missile, projectile, or underwater vehicle's specific stability or maneuverability requirements during a specific portion of the flight.

Inventors: Patel; Mehul (Chandler, AZ), Ng; T. Terry (Sylvania, OH), Cain; Alan B. (Saint Louis, MO), Sowle; Zak (Cleveland, OH), DiCocco; Jack (Medina, OH)

Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.

International Classification: F42B 15/01 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018